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MetroHealth and Discount Drug Mart Expand Partnership

An expanded partnership between The MetroHealth System and Discount Drug Mart stores across Ohio will offer unprecedented and immediate access to superb health care services from clinics inside more Discount Drug Mart stores.

The new agreement between MetroHealth and Ohio-based Discount Drug Mart will significantly expand the number of MetroHealth-operated health care clinics inside Discount Drug Mart stores throughout the state. Currently, there are MetroHealth clinics at four Discount Drug Mart stores in Parma Heights, North Royalton, Independence and Olmsted Falls. That number will substantially grow beginning next year.

“Our customers will soon see a significant increase in the number of retail health clinics operating in Discount Drug Mart, meaning Ohioans can get immediate access to select health care needs by professionals from The MetroHealth System. These clinics will offer people consistent, convenient health care and outstanding pharmacy services all under one roof,” says Doug Boodjeh, President, COO, Discount Drug Mart.

This partnership will allow MetroHealth to serve more people, closer to their homes and at lower cost. “We are delighted to expand our partnership with Discount Drug Mart. Our organizations are both committed to transforming and improving the value of medical care by expanding access to more convenient, less expensive care. When quality, cost and convenience are no longer a barrier, we will help our communities become healthier,” says MetroHealth President and CEO Akram Boutros, MD.

The new clinics will be staffed by advanced practice providers – such as nurse practitioners and physician assistants – working in collaboration with primary care physicians. They will provide an array of immediate services, such as treatment for common illnesses including:

  • Sports physicals
  • Cold and flu symptoms
  • Strep throat testing and treatment
  • Pink eye
  • Poison ivy
  • Allergies
  • Cold sores
  • Cough
  • Sore throat

Eventually, telemedicine services will be available at select locations. The new locations will be announced in the first quarter of this year.

About The MetroHealth System

The MetroHealth System is redefining health care by going beyond medical treatment to improve the foundations of community health and well-being: affordable housing, a cleaner environment, economic opportunity and access to fresh food, convenient transportation, legal help and other services. The system strives to become as good at preventing disease as it is at treating it.

The system’s more than 600 doctors, 1,700 nurses and 7,800 employees go to work each day with a mission of service, to their patients and to the community. As Cuyahoga County’s safety-net health system, MetroHealth plays an essential role in the region, caring for anyone and everyone, regardless of an ability to pay.

Founded in 1837, MetroHealth operates four hospitals, four emergency departments and more than 20 health centers and 40 additional sites throughout Cuyahoga County. The system serves more than 300,000 patients, two-thirds of whom are uninsured or covered by Medicare or Medicaid.

MetroHealth is home to Cuyahoga County’s most experienced Level I Adult Trauma Center, verified since 1992, and Ohio’s only adult and pediatric trauma and burn center.

As an academic medical center, MetroHealth is committed to research and to teaching and training tomorrow’s caregivers. Each active staff physician holds a faculty appointment at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Its main campus hospital houses the Cleveland Metropolitan School District’s Lincoln-West School of Science & Health, the only high school in America located inside a hospital.

Knowing that good health is about much more than good medical care, MetroHealth has launched the Institute for H.O.P.E.™ (Health, Opportunity, Partnership, Empowerment), which uses a coordinated, collaborative and strategic approach to help patients with non-medical needs such as healthy food, stable housing and job training.

The MetroHealth Glick Center, a new 11-floor hospital, is under construction on the system’s main campus in Cleveland and is scheduled to welcome its first patients in October 2022. The billion-dollar project is the cornerstone of a wider neighborhood revitalization effort led by the system and its partners in the community.

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